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The Most Controversial Quotes from Obama’s Hampton University Speech
National Review ^ | October 2, 2012 7:54 P.M | By Eliana Johnson

Posted on 10/02/2012 6:39:51 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Based on the transcript posted by the Chicago Sun Times, here are the 5 quotes from then Senator Obama’s 2007 speech at Hampton University that are most likely to raise eyebrows:

  1. Hurricane Katrina “was a powerful metaphor for what’s gone [in America] on for generations.”
  2. “It was also there — at Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side of Chicago — that I met Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., who took me on another journey and introduced me to a man named Jesus Christ. It was the best education I ever had.”
  3. On his run for the Illinois State Senate: “And the second thing people would ask me gets back to the question about why we can’t seem to take the bullet out in this country and do the works and the deeds and unite this country.”
  4. “[The poor] may need help with basic skills — how to show up to work on time, wear the right clothes, and act appropriately in an office. We have to help them get there. That’s why I have called for $50 million to begin innovative new job training and workforce development programs.”
  5. “We need to give our young people some real choices out there so they move away from gangs and violence and connect them with growing job sectors. That is why I am also going to create a 5-E Youth Service Corps. The ‘E’s’ stand for energy efficiency, environmental education and employment. This program would directly engage disconnected and disadvantaged young people in energy efficiency and environmental service opportunities to strengthen their communities while also providing them with practical skills and experience in important and growing career field.”

It appears that President Obama went off script when he delivered the speech, but if he went on to deliver these remarks as written, I imagine they will cause some controversy.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2008electionbias; 2012; bhofascism; caughtontape; democrats; hampton; hamptonu; obama; obamaquotes; obamatruthfile; wright
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1 posted on 10/02/2012 6:39:56 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

soft skills, if these training programs work so good, how come the people that need them keep multiplying, what the hell are public schools for?


2 posted on 10/02/2012 6:43:36 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

It’s all just refried socialist hash.

All 0bamunists I know agree with every word, including the false Jesus.


3 posted on 10/02/2012 6:44:46 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

More than anything this video shows a most disingenuous Obama. Watching this then. White Obama intellectual tomorrow really reveals him. Undecideds will be turned off


4 posted on 10/02/2012 6:45:02 PM PDT by Texas4ever
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
....who took me on another journey and introduced me to a man named Jesus Christ.

Since we're talking about the activities in 2007 like this Hampton speech, did Wright also introduce him to a man named Donald Young? The media is sneaking up on the bigger story if they go just a little farther and connect just two more dots. Was Larry right?

5 posted on 10/02/2012 6:49:21 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Juan Williams on Hannity is expressing just the exact reaction I expect that the other 97% will cheer! No problem with Zero pandering in using the Black accent and cadence! Yeah for Zero!


6 posted on 10/02/2012 6:49:30 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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RE: I met Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., who took me on another journey and introduced me to a man named Jesus Christ. It was the best education I ever had.”

Why should the above quote be controversial? Isn’t introducing people to Jesus Christ what Pastors do?

I like to read a quote that says — “I sat on the pews every Sunday listening to Rev. Wright preach, including his stirring sermon after 9/11.”

Now THAT would be controversial.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 6:50:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Texas4ever

SO far Obama has been the ultimate example of a teflon president. So why do you or anyone else thinks this video will do anything to persuade those befuddled 47% that support this clown change their mind?

The media and Obama will just come out and say, “this already was looked at and no one cares.”

They can post a video of Obama beating and raping a white woman and that would most likely turn off 2% of his base if any at all.


8 posted on 10/02/2012 6:51:17 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (There's a revolution "brewing".....)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Other than #1, I fail to see how the rest of what he said will surprise anyone. we already know he’s a big government guy.

This is much ado about nothing IMHO.


9 posted on 10/02/2012 6:51:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
THE PRESS CONTINUES TO SIT ON EVENTS DETRIMENTAL TO HUSSEIN OBAMA


10 posted on 10/02/2012 6:55:12 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Nah....people have that little something that tells you”he ain’t right”.....it’s not much of what he says as much as how he said it. Big red flag. Everyone knows a bs. Obama just lost credibility. Dats what I’m talkin bout. Pshhhh!


11 posted on 10/02/2012 6:55:41 PM PDT by Texas4ever
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To: SeekAndFind; All
I fail to see how the rest of what he said will surprise anyone. we already know he’s a big government guy.

It's quite simple really....this video release isn't about revealing anything to conservatives/republicans. (duh)
This video may well provide all the right talk shows with all the right quotes and snippets we need to sway the “undecideds”.
Pile on the treasure trove of quotes and snippets to the ones we currently have and there will be a long endless loop of them played until election day that just might help us sway the wishy-washy "undecideds".
That is the point of releasing this video.
12 posted on 10/02/2012 6:57:30 PM PDT by brent13a
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To: brent13a

You also have Obama saying, in essence, that poor people are lazy and rude:
“[The poor] may need help with basic skills — how to show up to work on time, wear the right clothes, and act appropriately in an office.”


13 posted on 10/02/2012 6:59:30 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

All pacs have to do is show how he talks to whites and how he talks to blacks always tries to be funny and very simple with blacks. He makes jokes and studders for some reason but with whites he is from Haawvard. Don’t you know!


14 posted on 10/02/2012 7:00:32 PM PDT by Texas4ever
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Are you kidding? What about the claim that Hurrican Andrew and 9/11 victims got better treatment than Katrina victims because more Katrina victims were black?


15 posted on 10/02/2012 7:00:32 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Apart from the call for expensive new government programs, I don’t see anything deemed controversial. Wright was a pastor. If he introduced Christ to Obama, even if their understanding of Christ might be different from mine, I cannot call it controversial.


16 posted on 10/02/2012 7:01:57 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: paudio
Wright was a pastor. If he introduced Christ to Obama, even if their understanding of Christ might be different from mine, I cannot call it controversial.

That's just odd logic, without even adding in all we know about Wright, what you write is just odd logic.
Of course what he introduced Obama too is different than 90% of everything else that in and of itself makes it controversial.
17 posted on 10/02/2012 7:05:02 PM PDT by brent13a
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I do not think there is much in the way of controversy here at all.


18 posted on 10/02/2012 7:08:19 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Texas4ever

Do blacks not see that he looks down on them and think they are stupid. How can they support someone that treats them like second class citizens with their hands out with now pride. Disgusting.


19 posted on 10/02/2012 7:08:28 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

no pride


20 posted on 10/02/2012 7:09:16 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

We need a good commercial that shows this video and his shuddering at Nc. Then contrast how he speaks to the white base. I swear I saw him in a checker shirt and Michelle in gingham going to WI. Wow. Who are they?


21 posted on 10/02/2012 7:09:16 PM PDT by Texas4ever
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To: rawhide
I do not think there is much in the way of controversy here at all.

I guess I'll keep repeating the obvious:

It's quite simple really....this video release isn't about revealing anything to conservatives/republicans. (duh)
This video may well provide all the right talk shows with all the right quotes and snippets we need to sway the “undecideds”.
Pile on the treasure trove of quotes and snippets to the ones we currently have and there will be a long endless loop of them played until election day that just might help us sway the wishy-washy “undecideds”.
That is the point of releasing this video.
22 posted on 10/02/2012 7:10:37 PM PDT by brent13a
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23 posted on 10/02/2012 7:11:47 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

There is nothing in those lines that will get obama-supporters upset. Independents probably won’t find them that unusual either.

This is no story with teeth there.

In sum, those who’d have problems with his words in this instance are already not supporting him.


24 posted on 10/02/2012 7:13:41 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: rawhide

Agree.


25 posted on 10/02/2012 7:17:04 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The 0bama at Hampton sounds different from 0bama in The Hamptons.


26 posted on 10/02/2012 7:17:47 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Teflon(R)? He’s been almost consistently below 50% in the polls. Nothing Teflon(R) bout that.


27 posted on 10/02/2012 7:20:06 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
“You also have Obama saying, in essence, that poor people are lazy and rude:
“[The poor] may need help with basic skills — how to show up to work on time, wear the right clothes, and act appropriately in an office.””

Yeah; we could work with that quote. The “undecideds” we are trying to reach; might not like to be reminded why their tax money has go to show someone how to get to work on time.
When they are getting up at 5:00 to go to work to pay taxes to pay for that.

28 posted on 10/02/2012 7:21:34 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Most undecided voters have never seen the G-d AmeriKKKa video
clips and have forgotten who Wright is. That’s why they’re undecided.


29 posted on 10/02/2012 7:21:57 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: brent13a

“Of course what he introduced Obama too is different than 90% of everything else that in and of itself makes it controversial.”


We’re running a freaking Mormon who believes that some guy found gold plates, which probably weighed something like 600 pounds if they existed, with the Book of Mormon on it written in Reformed Egyptian which he translated out of his hat.

I don’t think the “different Jesus” angle is going to work out here.


30 posted on 10/02/2012 7:23:50 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: aposiopetic
The 0bama at Hampton sounds different from 0bama in The Hamptons.

That is excellent. Seriously.

31 posted on 10/02/2012 7:25:23 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: brent13a
How is it odd logic? I don't understand or approve many other Christian denominations either, so if they want to believe something strange, it's between them and God.

I don't like Wright or Obama. But, to make such quotes controversial is a bit of stretch.

32 posted on 10/02/2012 7:29:41 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Lets hear the quotes that rush picks out for the show tomorrow.

The NRO is a pretty wimpy rag - I wouldn’t be surprised if they cherry picked to find the least offending quotes Obama said.


33 posted on 10/02/2012 7:31:54 PM PDT by o2bfree
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Big yawn. Saw most of this in 2008.


34 posted on 10/02/2012 7:32:23 PM PDT by montag813
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Is this supposed to hurt or help obama?

I must be missing something, because if my take on libs is close to accurate, those quotes should do more to add to his support, not take support away.

Nice of Fox to rerun campaign material for obama like that. I bet they donate a lot of cash to his campaign, too. No wonder. It's easier to be a "journalist" when your stories are already written for you.

That ain't workin', that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and your chicks for free
Now that ain't workin',

35 posted on 10/02/2012 7:33:37 PM PDT by GBA (The line is drawn, two choices left: We must pull back from the line or be forced to cross it.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

He makes me want to vomit. The SOB born in Kenya, grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, but has a black southern accent when he speaks to blacks. The pandering fake, fraud POS.


36 posted on 10/02/2012 7:38:14 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Texas4ever

That would be brilliant because many urban blacks would see it as a dis - which it is!


37 posted on 10/02/2012 7:40:21 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
This isn't for the hard core on either side. This exposes the “great uniter” as just another race baiting huckster like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson

This is not going to sit well with the “moderates” who voted for a “post racial” President in 2008. This video shows he is not “The One” they were promised.

38 posted on 10/02/2012 7:41:20 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Juan Williams on Hannity is expressing just the exact reaction I expect that the other 97% will cheer! No problem with Zero pandering in using the Black accent and cadence! Yeah for Zero!


Agree there are those who enjoy the “shuck and jive” , but also think there
Are one who will see the side that distorts things then, and is still doing it
Now.

Newt called him out on his outright lie on New Orleans not getting their share.


39 posted on 10/02/2012 7:41:54 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: montag813; GBA; RaisingCain; paudio; xzins
This isn't for the hard core on either side.

This exposes the “great uniter” as just another race baiting huckster like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. We all knew this in 2008. The middle, including about 15% of normally GOP voters, did not.

This video is not going to sit well with the “independents” who voted for a “post racial” President in 2008. This video shows he is not “The One” they were promised.

40 posted on 10/02/2012 7:44:53 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SeekAndFind

It just sounds funny coming from a Muslim , thats all


41 posted on 10/02/2012 7:47:59 PM PDT by sonic109 (The 1st Revolution was about taxes ..the 2nd one will be also)
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To: dandiegirl

Because getting “free shit” trumps all else


42 posted on 10/02/2012 7:48:52 PM PDT by sonic109 (The 1st Revolution was about taxes ..the 2nd one will be also)
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To: MNJohnnie
This exposes the “great uniter” as just another race baiting huckster like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. We all knew this in 2008. The middle, including about 15% of normally GOP voters, did not.

That's one topic I've rarely seen discussed: Jesse Jackson's (1984) candidacy vs. BO's candidacy.

From Wikipedia:

Jackson was the second African-American (after Shirley Chisholm) to mount a nationwide campaign for the presidency, and he was the first African-American candidate to be a serious contender. He got 3.5 million votes during the primaries, third behind Hart and Mondale. He won the primaries in Virginia, South Carolina, and Louisiana, and split Mississippi, where there were two separate contests for Democratic delegates. Through the primaries, Jackson helped confirm the black electorate's importance to the Democratic Party in the South at the time. During the campaign, however, Jackson made an off-the-cuff reference to Jews as "Hymies" and New York City as "Hymietown," for which he later apologized. Nonetheless, the remark was widely publicized, and derailed his campaign for the nomination.[4] Jackson ended up winning 21% of the national primary vote but received only 8% of the delegates to the national convention, and he initially charged that his campaign was hurt by the same party rules that allowed Mondale to win. He also poured scorn on Mondale, saying that Hubert Humphrey was the "last significant politician out of the St. Paul-Minneapolis" area.[5]

43 posted on 10/02/2012 7:51:19 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: brent13a

And will the GOP use ANY of the hundreds of quotes that would sink ANY other candidate? NO THEY WONT
The average American is an undereducated idiot. VEY few even know what;s really going on . They thing NBC CBS etc are real news..%50 of the population is TOTALLY brainwashed .we’re in trouble. Beating Obama is only step one. We have to re educate an entire nation


44 posted on 10/02/2012 7:51:52 PM PDT by sonic109 (The 1st Revolution was about taxes ..the 2nd one will be also)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

If Jeramiah Wright introduced Barack Hussein to Christ at such a late age what did he believe up until then and did it involve the use of a prayer rug. Unfortunately the majority of blacks in America will slap him on the back and approve of his use of ebonics in this speech. Much like the way they patted Bill Clinton on the back and celebrated him when he was Gettin Some.


45 posted on 10/02/2012 7:56:34 PM PDT by cquiggy
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To: paudio

Wright introduced him to the “Social Justice” Jesus that “requires the COMMUNITY TO BE SAVED BEFORE I CAN BE SAVED,” said Barack Hussein Obama. He has said so explicitly on numerous occasions. I don’t know about you, but that ain’t the Jesus I met in the Bible. He is the one I have an INDIVIDUAL relationship with. He said, “No one comes to the father...” not “none of ya’ll”. Time and again I can quaote you til the cows come home, there is NOTHING Jesus said about a “corporate relationship” or response to such a fantasy. This is the same old apostasy Paul and Peter repeatedly warned against saying, “anyone preaching another gospel...” These sort come not from the Father but from the other guy, the one who stalks the earth looking for whom he can devour, the “Father of Lies”. Puts Zero in company with his own kind, I would say. Liars.


46 posted on 10/02/2012 7:56:52 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: SERKIT

I’d like to know where Obama was before he met Wright. Wright was becoming a marxist at that time, with ties to Castro’s Cuba and soon, to Libya and Qaddaffi (never explored by the media).

Wright is the professional religious con-man like Michael Lerner, Jim Wallis, etc. In the 1800’s, he would have been a partner with P. T. Barnum.

“There’s a sucker born every minute”.


47 posted on 10/02/2012 8:03:50 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

None of these quotes sound controversial, really, and could have been said by a (not too conservative) Republican.


48 posted on 10/02/2012 8:05:27 PM PDT by 92nina
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To: Texas4ever

It’s magnificent and a huge tell, the worthless media crips will go crazy with the ‘dats racccisst’ rap.


49 posted on 10/02/2012 8:06:16 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Texas4ever

National politician is a panderer and a phony, complete story at 11.


50 posted on 10/02/2012 8:36:56 PM PDT by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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